A Sept. 23 fire damaged a plastic foam plant in Gnadenhutten, Ohio.
No injuries were reported from the fire, which was called in shortly after 6 p.m. The plant is jointly operated by Progressive Foam Technologies Inc. and Plymouth Foam Inc.
A spokesperson at Plymouth Foam headquarters in Plymouth, Wis., said Sept. 25 that the Gnadenhutten plant was closed but was expected to reopen on Sept. 27. The spokesperson added that the fire is believed to have started in a trash can at the site.
A story in the New Philadelphia, Ohio, The Times-Reporter said that the building had structural and roof damage from the heat of the fire, as well as smoke and water damage. Fire departments from several communities responded to the fire.
Progressive, based in Beach City, Ohio, makes foam insulation at the plant, while Plymouth does block molding work there. Both firms use expanded polystyrene and other materials.